R5 Kitchen and Butler Pantry


“The house is Arts and Crafts-like,” says Bilotta Kitchens’ Randy O’Kane, CKD. “I wanted to get away from the traditional white kitchen.” The SubZero refrigerator is hidden behind stunning rouge acrylic panels with hand-painted gold stenciling. Playful metallic elements shimmer throughout the space, from the sheen in the walls to the stunning, satin-finish light that hangs over the breakfast table. The kitchen’s backsplash consists of vertically stacked decorative tile pieces with a ginkgo-like motif; the butler’s pantry backsplash is of brownish-red glass. The bamboo stools and breakfast table legs suggest an Asian feel. 

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The kitchen features the details that define the Arts and Crafts style including the beveled inset cabinets with the protruding butt hinges and the pyramid-shaped hardware. Dark Emperador countertops and custom-crafted sinks work well with the vintage red oak hardwood floors and are offset by the light cabinets in both the kitchen and butler’s pantry. The kitchen island boasts a wide, custom-built, reclaimed wood countertop with hammered-metal corners. Its design, which leaves ample surface space for cooking, “was inspired by a Louis Vuitton trunk,” O’Kane says. The island itself houses state-of-the-art appliances, like a pull-out microwave and refrigerator drawer, and a food pantry.


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FROM ANTIQUE AND VINTAGE WOODS: Vintage red oak wood floors FROM BILOTTA KITCHENS: Custom-colored cabinets and high-gloss acrylic refrigerator panels and range hood detailing by Rutt HandCrafted Cabinetry; Cabinet hardware by Restoration Hardware; Decorative faux finishing on walls and refrigerator by Robert Piciulli and Patti Seymour; Table, Danish chair, and walnut stools by McGuire Furniture; Tableware and other kitchen accessories from Michael Aram courtesy of Bloomingdale’s; Flowers courtesy of Katie Murphy FROM CENTRAL PLUMBING SPECIALTIES: Cifial wall-mount sink and four-hole sink and side spray; Strainers by Mounting Plumbing Products FROM HI-LIGHT DECORATING: Murray Feiss Lighting island light and wall sconces; Uttermost metal shade pendant light FROM LEIBERT’S ROYAL GREEN APPLIANCE CENTER: Sharp pull-out microwave oven; SubZero refrigerator; Wolfe 48-inch dual-fuel range; Miele dishwasher and espresso machine FROM MARBLE AMERICA: Marble countertops and sinks FROM MURPHY BROTHERS CONTRACTING: Island countertop made from 200-year-old reclaimed white oak beams FROM WATERWORKS: Ceramic kitchen backsplash; Butler’s pantry glass backsplash.

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